Ought to Tom Latham exchange Kane Williamson as New Zealand’s everlasting Take a look at captain?


Simon Doull: “New Zealand want Williamson’s runs greater than they want his captaincy in the intervening time, they usually’ve bought an exquisite alternative in Latham”; watch day two of the second Take a look at from 10.15am, Saturday, Sky Sports activities Cricket

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Tom Latham scored 26 at the top of the order as New Zealand closed day one of the second Test on 318-4

Tom Latham scored 26 at the top of the order as New Zealand closed day one of the second Test on 318-4

Tom Latham scored 26 on the prime of the order as New Zealand closed day one of many second Take a look at on 318-4

Kane Williamson made headlines on the eve of the second Take a look at between England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge because the Black Caps captain was dominated out with Covid.

Tom Latham has stepped as much as skipper the facet in Williamson’s absence, with New Zealand spectacular on the opening day of the Take a look at as they put a sloppy England facet to the sword.

Highlights from day one of the second Test between England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

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Highlights from day one of many second Take a look at between England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

Highlights from day one of many second Take a look at between England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

Forward of play, former New Zealand bowler Simon Doull posed the query whether or not the transfer would possibly change into a everlasting one after the collection, with Williamson struggling for kind with the bat of late.

Requested of Latham’s credentials, Doull informed Sky Sports activities: “He is a terrific captain; I feel he understands and reads the sport very well, and he’s snug inside his personal recreation on the prime of the order.

“If Kane Williamson is match for the final Take a look at match and captains New Zealand, would possibly it’s for the final time in Take a look at cricket?

“I simply assume it is nearly time for Latham to take over this Take a look at facet.”

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson gives his reaction after his side lost by five wickets to England in the first Test at Lord's.

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson offers his response after his facet misplaced by 5 wickets to England within the first Take a look at at Lord’s.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson offers his response after his facet misplaced by 5 wickets to England within the first Take a look at at Lord’s.

Williamson is presently fifth within the ICC Take a look at batting rankings, whereas he’s additionally one of many dubbed ‘Massive 4’ – together with Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Steve Smith – who’re thought-about the world’s finest.

Williamson averages 52.81 in Take a look at cricket, and that improves to 58.07 in his 39 Exams as captain since 2016, however the 31-year-old is presently enduring a barren run with the bat, coming into this collection off the again of a nightmare IPL stint during which he averaged 19.63 and scored just one fifty in his 13 matches.

“I simply need Kane to be one of the best batter New Zealand has ever had,” Doull added.

“He shall be, however he is a such an excellent high quality participant and it hurts me to see what he is going by means of in the intervening time form-wise, popping out of the IPL and into that first Take a look at. He’s such a high quality participant and high quality man.

Matthew Potts took a wicket with his fifth ball in Test cricket as he dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for two on day one of the first Test at Lord's

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Matthew Potts took a wicket along with his fifth ball in Take a look at cricket as he dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for 2 on day one of many first Take a look at at Lord’s

Matthew Potts took a wicket along with his fifth ball in Take a look at cricket as he dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for 2 on day one of many first Take a look at at Lord’s

“Captaincy within the white-ball format I nonetheless see with him transferring ahead, however I see Latham as our future Take a look at captain – which can relieve a few of the strain on Williamson.”

Whereas Williamson scored a complete of 17 runs in New Zealand’s first Take a look at defeat to England at Lord’s, Root – in his first Take a look at since stepping down as Take a look at captain in April – struck an impressive, unbeaten 115 to see the hosts to a memorable five-wicket win.

Joe Root gives his reaction after leading England to victory at Lord's, with his century seeing him surpass 10,000 career runs in Tests. He also reflects on a tough couple of years as captain.

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Joe Root offers his response after main England to victory at Lord’s, along with his century seeing him surpass 10,000 profession runs in Exams. He additionally displays on a troublesome couple of years as captain.

Joe Root offers his response after main England to victory at Lord’s, along with his century seeing him surpass 10,000 profession runs in Exams. He additionally displays on a troublesome couple of years as captain.

Talking to Sky Sports activities after the match, Root revealed that the captaincy had begun to have an “unhealthy impact” on him, and Doull does not need the identical to occur to Williamson.

“I do not need him to go down the Joe Root manner,” Doull stated. “You see what it meant to Root, that hundred, and also you see what it meant to the crew for him to be scoring these runs.

Check out the best bits from Joe Root's century which not only helped England beat New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's, but also saw Root surpass 10,000 career Test runs.

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Try one of the best bits from Joe Root’s century which not solely helped England beat New Zealand within the first Take a look at at Lord’s, but additionally noticed Root surpass 10,000 profession Take a look at runs.

Try one of the best bits from Joe Root’s century which not solely helped England beat New Zealand within the first Take a look at at Lord’s, but additionally noticed Root surpass 10,000 profession Take a look at runs.

“New Zealand want Williamson’s runs, greater than they want his captaincy in the intervening time, they usually’ve bought an exquisite alternative in Latham.

“I simply really feel that this may be the longer term going ahead in Take a look at cricket for New Zealand.”

Watch day two of the second LV= Insurance coverage Take a look at between England and New Zealand, at Trent Bridge, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 10.15am on Saturday.

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